Boxing News: Vic Darchinyan, Katy Klinefelter, Solo Boxeo Tecate
Photo by Theresa Vazquez: Team Darchinyan at Doubletree Hotel - Carson, CA.
Article posted on 28.10.2008
Vic Darchinyan (Center) -- Monday, October 27 -- IBF Super Flyweight Champion Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan and team arrived in Los Angeles from Las Vegas, California, for his upcoming battle for the historic three-belt 115-pound world championship unification against WBC/WBA Super Flyweight Champion Cristian Mijares.. The exciting showdown is being co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions and KO Entertainment and will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with a 12-round super middleweight special attraction between top-10 contenders Andre Dirrell vs. Victor Oganov.
Tickets, priced from $25 to $250, may be purchased at The Home Depot Center Box Office, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster retail ticket locations, as well as www.Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster-Charge-by-Phone, by calling 213-480-3232.
KATY KLINEFELTER RETURNS IN BALTIMORE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT
IOWA CITY, IOWA (October 27, 2008) Super bantamweight Katy Klinefelter will return to the ring this Thursday night, October 30th at the annual Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Boxing Event at the Martin’s Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley, MD.
The 21 year old Klinefelter, a former amateur standout and currently a senior at the University of Iowa , will face pro debuting Alabama native Jessica Rojo in a scheduled four rounder.
Klinefelter, 1-0 (1KO), made her pro debut on August 22nd at the Johnson County Fairground in Iowa City with a first round knockout of Diamond Martinez.
The hard working Klinefelter combines her full time student requirements with her active training schedule. She will graduate in May 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science.
About her upcoming bout she stated, “I train all year round so I’m ready when the phone rings. This is similar to the amateurs in that I don’t know much about Rojo so I just need to concentrate on what I need to do to win. I’m in great shape and very well prepared for battle on Thursday night.”
In regards to her growing fan base in Iowa City , Klinefelter said, “The fans here have always been very supportive and that means a great deal to me. I’m hoping to fight back in Iowa City in the near future.”
Said promoter Chet Koerner of TKO Boxing Promotions. “Everyone was very impressed with Katy’s pro debut. We’re glad to bring her out to the East Coast for the boxing fans in the Baltimore area to see her.
Katy’s has a great deal of amateur experience and our plan is to keep her active in the coming year. This bout on Thursday night is the first step towards that.”
Klinefelter’s amateur career included winning bronze at the 2007 US National Championships. In 2006, she won a gold medal at the Under 19 U.S. National Championships, silver at the National Golden Gloves, silver at the Brazilian Open Games, and bronze at the U.S. Championships (only defeated by eventual champion). Katy finished 2006 ranked #3 in the nation at 125 pounds; perhaps the deepest division of talent in women’s boxing today.
Klinefelter finished third in the national year end rankings in 2005, won the senior 119 and 125 pound championships at the 2004 Midwest Regional tournament and won the 2003 US Championships and 2003 Women’s National Golden Gloves title. She also finished the 2003 year ranked # 1 in the country in the 15-16 year old 125 pound division.
Klinefelter started her illustrious amateur career in 2002 winning the Women’s National Golden Gloves (13-14 year old division) at 119 pounds.
Katy’s sister Emily was also a much heralded amateur boxer and is undefeated in the pro ranks under the TKO Boxing Promotions banner..
Klinefelter is managed by award winning boxing manager Cameron Dunkin who counts world champions Kelly Pavlik, Steven Luevano and Nonito Donaire amongst his clients. She is trained by Adam Pollack at the ICOR Boxing Club in Iowa City .
Formed earlier this year, the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable also includes; middleweight Bastie Samir, junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, middleweight James Countryman, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Raul Tovar and Terrence Crawford, featherweight Carney Bowman, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.
Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at www.tkoboxingpromotions.com
“SOLO BOXEO TECATE” CELEBRATES THE SCARIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR IN LAS VEGAS
Cerveza Tecate brings its adult consumers Halloween celebrations with a powerful “Solo Boxeo Tecate” encounter this Friday, from Las Vegas, NV, broadcasted LIVE as part of Telefutura’s programming.
Bringing the passion of the sport to boxing aficionados across the nation, Tecate presents the return to the weekly boxing series of Former World Champion Julio “The Kid” Diaz (21-0-1, 15 KO’s) as he encounters Fernando “El Pillo” Trejo (30-14-4, 18 KO’s) in 10 rounds of Lightweight action. Californian and Mexican respectively, both breathtaking fighters, have starred impressive “Solo Boxeo Tecate” nights including “The Kid’s” victory over Miguel Angel Huerta in 2003 at Corpus Christi, Texas and the brilliant triumph of “El Pillo” in 2005 after defeating Jose Armando Santa Cruz, at Houston, Texas.
“Cerveza Tecate is defined as a beer with character; as such we align the brand with programs and events that share the same characteristic,” said Carlos Boughton, brand director for Tecate brand equity. “Each week ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ features up and coming boxers who are bold, aggressive, talented and have the carácter to succeed in the sport.”
Additionally, Miguel Angel Garcia (14-0, 12 KO’s) from Oxnard, Calif. will face Walter Estrada (30-6, 20 KO’s) from Puerto Escondido, Colombia in eight rounds of Featherweight action.
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